Boxed Nature (2004-2008)
Food packaging has become an occupying image that serves as both metaphor and formal inspiration. Simple objects that unfold, contain, separate, codify, or connect may signify the invisible structures that form our daily lives. The Nature Un/Folded series is occupied with juxtaposing the artificial structure of commercial packaging with the organic structure of produce. In these I explore a curious relationship between a hidden coding in each that influences their manifestation. By re-contextualizing the familiar, these images aim to attract and provoke questions about contemporary food science, consumerism, and the mundane act of eating.